Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing are teaming up tonight (Sat., Sept. 19, 2015) for Bellator: 142: "Dynamite 1" for a blockbuster event at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., which will feature bouts in both mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing.
Every fighter made weight on Friday, making several feature fights in Bellator and GLORY kickboxing official.
The Spike TV main card will have three kickboxing matches including the first women's fight GLORY history with Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (wife of Gilbert Melendez) and Hadley Griffith.
Paul "Semtex" Daley will leave MMA for one night to focus on landing bombs in the ring against Fernando Gonzalez, a 24-13 mixed martial artist and former WBC National Muay Thai cruiserweight champion making his GLORY debut.
Meanwhile, 29-3 kickboxer Saulo Cavalari will contest for the vacant Light Heavyweight GLORY belt against Zack Mwekassa, who owns 14 of his 15 wins via violent stoppage.
On the MMA portion of the event, the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament will see former UFC fighter Phil Davis (13-3) take on Emanuel Newton (25-8-1), while Linton Vassell (15-4) will try and dethrone Muhammed Lawal's (15-4) title aspirations. Newly acquired Josh Thomson will take on Mike Bronzoulis in a lightweight bout.
The main event is, of course, for the Bellator Light Heavyweight strap between incumbent champ Liam McGeary (10-0) and the original king of trash talk, Tito Ortiz (18-11-1).
SPIKE TV MAIN CARD:
Bellator Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Tito Ortiz (204.6) vs. Liam McGeary (204.8)
Glory Vacant Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Saulo Cavalari (208.8) vs. Zack Mwekassa (207.2)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Thomson (155.4) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (155.4)
Glory Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Daley (170.4) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (175.6)
Glory Bantamweight Feature Fight: Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (120.8) vs. Hadley Griffith (121)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Fight: Phil Davis (205.8) vs. Emanuel Newton (204)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Fight: Linton Vassell (205) vs. Muhammed Lawal (204.4)
SPIKE.COM "PRELIMS" UNDERCARD:
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Israel Delgado (155.6) vs. JJ Okanovich (156)
Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: James Terry (171) vs. Carlos Rocha (170)
Bellator Flyweight Feature Fight: Matt Ramirez (126) vs. Josh Paiva (126)
Glory Featherweight Feature Fight: Serhiy Adamchuck (143.8) vs. Anvar Boynazarov (141.4)
Bellator Bantamweight Feature Fight: Gabe Carrasco (135.4) vs. Joe Neal (135.6)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Adam Piccolotti (155.8) vs. Salvador Becerra (156)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Thomas Diagne (145.6) vs. Mike Malott (145.2)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate Bout: Francis Carmont (205) vs. Anthony Ruiz (205.4)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Nick Pica (186) vs. Mauricio Alonso (185)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Victor Jones (145.4) vs. David Blanco (146)
Bellator Flyweight Amateur Fight: Gloria Telles (124.9) vs. Alysia Cortez (125.4)
Glory Lightweight Feature Fight: Jose Palacios (145.6) vs. TJ Arcengal (145.2)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Brandon Hester (185.2) vs. DeMarco Villalona (186)
MMAmania.com will deliver live coverage of Bellator 142: "Dynamite 1" tomorrow night (Sat., Sept. 19, 2015), with the first MMA fight streaming live online at 6:30 p.m. ET. The televised portion of Bellator 142 will then air LIVE on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
All photographs of the weigh-ins are courtesy Bellator MMA.